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English definition of “prosecution”

prosecution

noun [C/U]  /ˌprɑs·ɪˈkju·ʃən/ us  
the act of officially accusing someone of committing an illegal act, esp. by bringing a case against that person in a court of law: [U] She was granted full immunity from prosecution by the state in return for her testimony. law The prosecution refers to the lawyers in a trial who try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that crime.
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